The union felt people had been taking advantage of the need for sanitary pads, for their own commercial needs.
At the union’s media briefing, Nomarashiya Caluza, Sadtu provincial leader, said when the initial budget shot up to more than R100m, they called for an investigation.
The oversupply of sanitary pads has been previously reported and also that schools had stored them in libraries, storerooms, and at other schools, not knowing what to do with them.
Caluza felt that sanitary pads was an issue better suited to the Department of Social Development instead of the Education Department. She said that although they were the first people to report the matter to the department, they were not updated on the outcome of the investigations.